Is the bottled stuff any good?
Most of the mineral waters bottled in the state are chalybeate and slightly alkaline - saline; their average temperature is about 43°.
A large part of the water bottled is medicinal: hence the high average price per gallon ($0.99 in 1907 when 514,366 gallons were sold, valued at $507,746, only 2% being table waters).
In 1907 19 springs were reported at which mineral waters were bottled and sold; they were in Allen, Hendricks, Pike, Bartholomew, Warren, Clark, Martin, Brown, Gibson, Wayne, Orange, Vigo and Dearborn counties.
The bottled stuff is pretty good, huh?
There are mineral springs, especially salt springs, in various parts of the state, particularly in the Blue Grass Region; these are now of comparatively little economic importance; no salt was reported among the state's manufactures for 1905, and in 1907 only 736,920 gallons of mineral waters were bottled for sale.
Mineral waters (especially lithia) are bottled in and near the city.
It was bottled by a new method patented by Dr E.
The bottled mineral waters are very extensively exported.
There are mechanical works, match factories and stockinet factories, and a mineral spring rich in iron, the water of which is bottled for export.
The solid must be at once bottled, because it attracts the moisture and carbonic acid of the air with great avidity and deliquesces.
Large quantities of mineral water, sulphur, chalybeate and lithia, bottled at Meridian, Raymond and elsewhere, are sold annually.
Certain wines, however, such as some of the varieties of port, are not bottled, but are kept in the wood, at any rate for a considerable number of years.